Being active in a Center provides seniors a social outlet, which reduces depression and can delay cognitive decline, a place to exercise, which reduces the risk of falling and have immense health benefits, and meals and nutrition classes, which can allow seniors to stay independent longer and maintain a healthy weight. For many seniors without family nearby, Center staff can quietly help monitor guests and help them seek resources, such as social workers or home health support, when needed. Medicaid pays for four out of five nursing home residents, so with more community resources available to seniors to keep them living healthy, safe, and independent lives, less strain is placed on an already groaning system.
According to the results of a National Survey we conducted and published today in Santo Domingo, a large majority of Dominicans are in favor of decriminalizing abortion when a woman’s life or health is at risk, in the case of a non-viable pregnancy as well as when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
The majority (79%) of the survey respondents supports the decriminalization of abortion when a woman’s life or health is at risk; 76% when the pregnancy is non-viable, in other words, when there is no possibility of the fetus surviving outside the uterus; and 67% when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
El Salvador is one of the few remaining countries in the world to ban abortion under all circumstance. In fact, the law is so strict, women who have natural miscarriages are imprisoned because they are unable to prove the lost pregnancy was unintentional.
Our client came to us wanting credible, current data on El Salvadorians’ public opinion on abortion so they could strike while the political iron was hot and persuade legislators to relax this oppressive and dangerous law. We listened to the reasons and objectives our clients had in commissioning this research and designed a study and methodology to accomplish their goals.